Over 40% of UK businesses are risking a potential data breach by not adequately securing their server

New research has revealed that businesses are risking a potential data breach due to a lack of adequate server security. The survey of 1,050 UK workers in full or part-time employment carried out by Probrand  revealed that a shocking 44% of businesses are failing to properly protect their client and employee data by not adequately […]

Home Office admits second data breach

An apology has been issued by the Home Office after the department revealed fears of a second breach of UK residents’ data in seven days.  The potential shortfall comes through accidental sharing of the private details of EU nationals aiming to obtain settled status in Britain. As the Home Office sought to remedy technical issues, […]

Bounty UK fined £400,000 for sharing personal data of new mothers and babies unlawfully

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Bounty (UK) Limited £400,000 for illegally sharing personal information belonging to more than 14 million people. An ICO investigation found that Bounty, a pregnancy and parenting club, collected personal information for the purpose of membership registration through its website and mobile app, merchandise pack claim cards and directly […]

GDPR:Report Weekly Roundup

Every week, GDPR:Report presents the top 5 headlines from the week’s news and upcoming events in the data protection industry. This week, the UK Government admits a data breach and the ICO announces the winner of the Data Protection Officer excellence award.   A study, led by the Ponemon Institute, surveyed cyber specialists in the […]

ICO fines production company £120,000 for unlawful filming in maternity clinic

A television production company which unfairly and unlawfully filmed patients at a maternity clinic has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). True Visions Productions (TVP) of London set up CCTV-style cameras and microphones in examination rooms at the clinic at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge for a Channel 4 documentary on stillbirths. The walk-in […]